Youtube video on the development of research proposals
He was born in Davenport Iowa in 1959 when his parents were there doing more than just studying. At the age of eight months he persuaded his parents to return to South Africa where he attended an die Laerskool Anton van Wouw and then Pretoria Boys High School where he matriculated in 1976.
Following this he enrolled at the University of Pretoria where he obtained the BA majoring in Afrikaans, English and Anthropology, the BA honours as well as a Teachers' diploma before reporting for military service at the Infantry School, Oudtshoorn. During his second year of national service he completed an MA in Afrikaans literature while serving on the Angolan border. He then taught English and Afrikaans at Pretoria Boys High until 1986 when he was appointed lecturer in Language Communication at Technikon Pretoria.
He obtained a Doctorate in Afrikaans Literature in 1990 and then a Masters Degree in Computer-Assisted Education from the University of Pretoria. From 1994 to 2007 he was a professor of computers in education with the University of Pretoria. He has also been visiting professor at Sudan University of Science and Technology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; the University of Joensuu, Finland, and the University of Bergen, Norway, The Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium, The University of Namibia and the University of the Free State, South Africa.
He has supervised or co-supervised 72 Masters and 55 Doctoral students and published more than 42 research papers.
His hobbies include public speaking, road running, and dabbling in social media. He is married to Franci and they have 3 children, two dogs and two cats.
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